Practice Winning

June 10, 2013

Sometimes the best way to accelerate success is to envision what success would look like. What happens when you win or when you achieve your goals? I believe it is important to practice winning and what you do as an organization or a community when success occurs. How you celebrate success says a lot about your core values and it inspires the hard work necessary to succeed again and again.

Whatever your community or project goal is, spend time picturing the celebration of success. Who is on the stage to cut the ribbon? Where do you celebrate? What are the core values that you want represented to the world? What will be public, and how will you reward those individuals and partners that worked behind the scenes to bring you to this day? How will you use this event as a springboard for more success?

Some may argue that this would cause you to lose focus. I would argue that taking the time to discuss these things may increase focus and serve as motivation for your internal team. Take a moment with your team this week to discuss what success looks and feels like for your community and for your organization.

Kenny McDonald

One Columbus Update 

  • Congratulations to the City of Columbus team for being selected as one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). As a participant, the team attended the forum in New York to learn from dozens of other finalists and alumni. It was inspiring to be with leaders who are pushing their communities to expand broadband technologies and smart initiatives that promote job growth and improve the quality of life in their regions.
  • A special congratulations to Dana McDaniel, Dublin’s Deputy City Manager, who received the third-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from ICF. Congrats and thank you Dana for your leadership for the entire Region.
  • This week a group of business leaders led by the members of the Columbus Partnership will conduct a one-day visit to Washington, D.C. to discuss important economic development topics such as immigration policy, manufacturing competitiveness, accelerating exports, workforce development and education policy.
  • Our team will be in Pittsburgh this week at Rapid 2013 and meeting with companies in the additive manufacturing/3D print space.